School Library Journal, Top 10 Latinx 2016!

CCBC Choices 2017!

Huffington Post Best Books of 2016, Best on Perspective Honorable Mention

Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award 2017 Nominee

Read On, Wisconsin! 2017-2018

South Carolina Picture Book Award 2018-2019 Nominee

Scholastic Book Clubs and Fairs

Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary friends! She’s bigger than el insecto, smaller than el elefante, and faster than la tortuga. But when she runs into la serpiente, has Marta finally met her match?

"This wonderful read-aloud invites the younger set to experience the tension, relief, and satisfaction of a great plot."--School Library Journal, Top 10 Latinx 2016

"Marta's adventure is an enjoyable way to introduce animals, observe concepts, and identify comparisons and polarities in English and en Español."--Kirkus Reviews

"This concept book teaches both opposites and simple vocabulary words—in English and Spanish."--Horn Book

"With a text pairing English and Spanish words so neatly that the glossary at the end isn’t even necessary, Marta! Big & Small by Jen Arena sends intrepid Marta skipping through the jungle, comparing herself to animal after animal."--The Virginian-Pilot

"Arena and Dominguez nimbly combine an exploration of relativity with an introduction to Spanish vocabulary as una niña named Marta encounters various animals while exploring a junglelike setting."--Publishers Weekly

“This seemingly simple concept book for younger readers packs a lot of punch within its pages.”—Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English

Here's a peek inside!

For more information about illustrator Angela Dominguez, click here.

To draw la tortuga from Marta! Big and Small, click here.